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Thread: Should We Get a Little Doggie Friend for Our 6 Month Old Pup?

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    I have to agree about making sure one dog is trained. However, the other dog can go backwards on you.
    My bulldog NEVER dug a hole (mostly because he was too busy sleeping) until I got my Malamute puppy. I've seen numerous holes in the yard and assumed they were from the puppy... hmm
    I snuck home one day and took a peek out the back just in time to see my bulldog digging for gold while my malamute looked on with interest. I'm pretty sure that the Malamute instilled the interest in digging but he's not the only one who does it now.
    There are lots of ways it could go. It could be a good idea or a bad idea. I don't suppose you can ever really be sure, you just have to be prepared to take what you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3+dog View Post
    Is there a rule of thumb for land area when getting dogs? eg 200sqm per dog...
    Just a thought.
    We have more then double of that amount for yard
    Sit, drop & roll!!! So proud of my little man

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    I think we are going to wait and see how he goes as he gets older. We have been taking him to group dog training in our area and he is doing really well.

    He will hopefully grow out of majority of it.

    Thanks you all your help.
    Sit, drop & roll!!! So proud of my little man

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    I like the idea of waiting until the first dog is an adult, but still young and playful, until you get another one. I reckon two pups would be pretty hard to handle with both teaching each other to do naughty things. I'm going to wait until my dog is around 2 and fully trained and then think about getting her a friend.

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    I raised 2 pups from the same litter and didn't find that happen at all. In fact it was easier as they had each other to occupy their attention.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I meant more if you already have a hard to control puppy (as I do) and think getting another puppy will help.

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    I tend to think that a dog companion is a good thing.
    But I wouldn't get exactly the same type of dog at all.

    I know when we owned our first dog, she used to dig holes and because she was little she sometimes managed to get out under the fence. I just assumed all dogs did this, but years later when we got a corgi, he never chewed anything or dug holes-completely different personality.

    We currently have two dogs, both from rescue centres, but we did take our older one off to 'meet' the new pup before we brought him home. They got on fine at the centre, but as soon as little Ringo walked in our door, Star turned around and attacked him.
    It didn't look like a good start but in fact, things settled down quickly and they get along really well now.
    They do learn from each other though, so if you do get another dog, do it when you have a few days of holidays at home so you can step in and lay the ground rules in those first few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillby View Post
    I have to agree about making sure one dog is trained. However, the other dog can go backwards on you.
    My bulldog NEVER dug a hole (mostly because he was too busy sleeping) until I got my Malamute puppy. I've seen numerous holes in the yard and assumed they were from the puppy... hmm
    I snuck home one day and took a peek out the back just in time to see my bulldog digging for gold while my malamute looked on with interest. I'm pretty sure that the Malamute instilled the interest in digging but he's not the only one who does it now.
    There are lots of ways it could go. It could be a good idea or a bad idea. I don't suppose you can ever really be sure, you just have to be prepared to take what you get.
    What an absolutely wonderful photo. I love it.
    Had to laugh at your story. I know it probably didn't seem funny to you at the time though.

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